By Yeganeh Salehi & Donna Abu-Nasr
Iran was hit by a major earthquake centered in the eastern region near the border with Pakistan and felt as far away as Dubai and Delhi.
The quake struck at 3:14 p.m. local time and was measured at 7.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey. Iranian seismologists measured it at 7.6, and said its epicenter was at Saravan in the mountainous eastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan, according to the state-run Fars News Agency. Mehdi Zareh, an official at Iran’s seismological center, said it was the biggest quake to hit the country in 56 years.